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chappy

Social climber
ventura
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
Greg and Jason,
Awesome! Can't wait to talk to you guys about it.
Chappy
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
what a f*#king bitch, had to fall off the day before we attempt the thing. It should be doable real soon though, doable 70% now and probably totally doable for someone with much more skills and stupidity. I bet by Sunday it would be good...oh well

Beautiful place that cirque. Upper pitches look fantastic and very solid.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Quater Dome first ski descent
I don't think your line off the top of Mammoth sees much action either.
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
looks like a fast party did the tears and topped out around 1pm
Credit: mctwisted
heres a few shots of the rest of the route
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here's a few from closer up, but i coudnt get the lower section from here
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heres a few of the silverstrand, starting to look good
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parting shot of icicles on Bridalveil
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The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 13, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
The Upper Tears doesn't get much better than that, guys. As for the first pitch, there is some rock protection if you bring pins, and it isn't that steep. There are some 2 ft wide ramps that diagonal across it that make it easier than it looks from below. From the bowl atop pitch 1 it looks pretty fricken solid.

Not often you see the Widows Tears in better condition than The Strand, but there it is.

Thanks for the photos, Dan
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 13, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
WEASIE, you are killin me!! Damn I miss that place.. Say hi to Bemidji Midget for me ;)
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
you got it walter. here's another pic from today
climber on last pitch of tears 1/13/2013
climber on last pitch of tears 1/13/2013
Credit: mctwisted
WBraun

climber
Jan 13, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Minus -22 degrees F in Tuolumne Meadows this morning.

I bet the ice up there would be very good?

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/jspplot/jspPlotServlet.jsp?sensor_no=1643&end=01%2F13%2F2013+16%3A51&geom=medium&interval=10&cookies=cdec01
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
Rick Harlan and Kim Dao are who did the Tears yesterday. Said it was great with the cold temps, and it should hang in there as long as the temps stay cold.

Way to go guys - I'm jealous!!

P.
gilly

climber
Mohawk Valley,Ca
Jan 14, 2013 - 02:04am PT
Stu and Bri, great work!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 14, 2013 - 02:41am PT
so bitchin' this is getting done... hoping, fantasizing that I might get a shot... one of these dwindling days!!

10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Suppose to be warmer the next few days
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
Nice one Kim --- Tick!
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
silver strand got climbed today, and its getting fatter
climbers on the strand headwall
climbers on the strand headwall
Credit: mctwisted
heard the start of widows tears is now good enough to take 4"screws. didnt see anyone on it today
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jan 14, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Credit: Chicken Skinner

Maybe some day. Not me though.

Ken
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
here's an old shot of Mayfield i found recently in my old slides. this is from bitd
peter mayfield on silverstrand p.3
peter mayfield on silverstrand p.3
Credit: mctwisted
these routes are really awesome! should be good for at least a couple more days
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
yeh Ken, i remember seeing that climbable before, just barely. fell off the next day though. it will get climbed someday. all kinds of stuff forming right now all over the place
dave

climber
Earth
Jan 14, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Wednesday gonna be too warm? Just talked to Torlano he said 50 in the valley? Dan you up for it?
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Jan 14, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Credit: Chicken Skinner
Another route of the future?

Ken
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
yeh i was lookin' at that today. its just right of the romulan and vortex, steep!
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